No one’s perfect, least of all UPS. But as far as mistakes go, this is just about as bad — and expensive — as it gets. Thanks to one hell of a mixup, Reddit user Seventy_Seven just got a $US400,000 unmanned aerial vehicle delivered straight to his doorstep. Talk about service.
Apparently, the rather expensive piece of federal property had been in storage “for a while” before landing at its new (probably extremely temporary at this point) home. And the really weird thing is, even after being informed of the error, UPS was more than willing to let him hold onto the US government’s drone. According to Seventy_Seven:
OP here, just called UPS. They told me that it was one of the undelivered packages in their office, and asked if I’ve ever had an undelivered package. I said no, but he insisted that it was mine, and said that it was up to me if I want to keep it or not.
I don’t think that’s the right way to go about this, so I’m going to call the number on the card, and get this sorted out.
Fortunately for the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, the long-lost drone clearly ended up with someone who understands the implications of keeping his surprise package. It also seems that he’s only received part of the full drone, which is a good thing since the propellers on the full thing can do some major damage. [Imgur, Reddit via @Cooper]